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Today's News

  • Volunteers drop pair to LC Stallions

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams lost their Region IV-AA games with the Lee Central Stallions on Tuesday night in their final home basketball game of the regular season.
    Lee Central rallied to edge sixth-ranked AJ girls, 39-38 and the No. 4 Stallions topped the sixth-rated Vols, 80-72 in the Vols gym.
    The Lady Vols came out with the lead at the end of the first quarter, 10-7. The Lady Vols scored five unanswered points to lead at the half, 27-19.

  • BHS wrestlers split in Upstate playoff matches

    The Buford High School wrestling team finished the 2016-17 season with a 10-15-1 record after splitting in the Class AA Upper State playoffs dual tournament at Cheraw on Feb. 4.
    Buford opened with a 38-21 win over Keenan, but then fell to Region IV-AA champion and top seed Cheraw, 54-21.
    Buford, in the playoff matches, was led by David James (two wins), A.J. George (two pins), Dakota Barton (two wins with a pin), and Matthew Wallace (two wins).
    Blake Bailey, Webber Moore and Trey Bobbitt each had a win.

  • Late rallies spark Cavs to sweep of Bruins

    Fourth-quarter charges sparked Richland Northeast to a Region III-AAAA sweep of Lancaster High School on Tuesday night.
    The Cavaliers, in both games in the varsity twin bill, spurted late to notch wins over the host Bruins.
    The RNE boys, in a battle with the Bruins, took a 53-47 win after the Lady Cavaliers posted a 56-44 victory.
    The nightcap was tight throughout as LHS battled the Cavs to the wire.
    Richland Northeast held a 35-33 lead going to the final period.

  • Column: I pray Trump cuts the roots of evil – judges, bureaucrats

    The Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 Word of the Year is post-truth. It is an adjective “denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”  Emotion and feeling are the source of facts today. So now you can have your truths, and I can have mine.
    The American bureaucracy is an example of post-truth because it has been poisoned with liberal false science, false news and personal beliefs. Universities are not teaching students to think, but what to think.

  • Column: Busy first few weeks in House

    Since I was elected to the vacant House District 45 seat, the last few weeks have been busy ones, both for myself as well as the General Assembly and the state as a whole.
    This is the first of many updates I will be providing about what’s going on at the State House, as well as what I’m doing to represent the people of this region.

  • Column: Leaning on divine guidance

    God desires to lead and direct his people. He told David, "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye" (Psalm 32:8).

  • Lancers unbeaten with home sweep

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers, 7-0, drilled 18 hits on the way to a 24-2 win over Southeastern Community College of Whiteville, N.C., to cap a three-game sweep of the Rams on Sunday at the Lancaster High baseball field.
    The game was halted in the seventh inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    Evan Edwards led the offense, which included seven home runs. Edwards had three hits, including a home run, and drove in a run.

  • Teams fall in mat playoffs

    Indian Land High wrestling coach Leon Boulware, despite seeing his Warriors’ team fall short in its quest to advance in the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, was still proud of his squad’s effort.
    “All of our wrestlers laid it on the line,” said Boulware. “I felt we competed real well.”
    The Warriors, who finished 22-6 for the dual match season, opened the playoffs at Emerald High in Greenwood with an 84-0 forfeit win over Mid-Carolina High School of Prosperity.
    Indian Land then faced host Emerald and dropped a 38-30 loss.

  • Westwood foils Bruins in sweep

    Westwood played the spoiler on Lancaster High School Senior Night, taking two wins over the host Bruins on Friday night.
    The Lady Red Hawks opened with a 53-38 win and the WHS boys followed with a tough 59-51 victory for the region sweep.
    The nightcap was a battle, with the Red Hawks rallying for the eight-point win over the Bruins.
    Westwood led for the better part of the game, but the determined Bruins stayed close to make it a game to the final whistle.
    WHS, up 25-23 at the half, owned a 40-34 lead after three periods, but Lancaster charged.

  • AJ Vols top Rams twice

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured both Region IV-AA home games with the Chesterfield Rams on Friday night.
    The AJ boys, ranked sixth in Class AA, posted a 68-45 win.
    The Lady Vols won a nail-biting game, 54-44.
    The sixth-ranked AJ girls fought hard against the Rams throughout the game.
    The lead exchanged back and forth throughout the first three quarters.
    Each team answered points for points. The Lady Vols pulled ahead in the fourth and held on for the tough victory.